Evolving Port

Port Melbourne and Fishermans Bend change. Houses are changed or demolished and new forms of housing take their place. Port Houses records some of these changes.

29 January 2022

541 Graham St, Port Melbourne

January 2022

The site is for sale by Dawkins Occhiuto.

541 Graham St, Port Melbourne, January 2022


20 January 2022

11 - 41 Buckhurst St, South Melbourne

20 January 2022

Build-to-rent platform Alt Living aims to raise up to $200 million from offshore and local institutional investors to fund its first two projects in Melbourne, after teaming up with local developer Landream. One of those projects is 11 - 41 Buckhurst St.

Alt Living is working with Port Phillip Council to build on an existing approval for a 20-storey, 20,900sq m mixed-use scheme with hopes for a 200-plus apartment project.

Alt Living
Landream

27 March 2021 

This permit approved site is for sale by expressions of interest closing on 28 April at 3pm.

Hayball prepared the approved scheme.

Colliers is handling the sale.

Land area 2,365 sq m
31 - 37 Buckhurst St for sale by EOI 

17 - ? Buckhurst St for sale


12 January 2022

194 - 206 Lorimer St, Docklands

November 2021

Development Victoria has sold this major site at the north east corner of Lorimer Street and Bolte Bridge to Samma Property Group and Brightlight.

The 4509 square metre parcel was offered with a development scheme for a 90 metre – or circa 30 storey – building.

The buyers are intending a $200 million Build to Rent project with c300 dwellings 

The price is speculated to be under $20m. (source: realestatesource.com.au)


04 January 2022

181 - 185 Esplanade West, Port Melbourne

January 2022

Status report.

181 - 185 Esplanade West in January 2022

August 2021

The third level.

181 - 185 Esplanade West, August 2021

March 2021

Construction has begun on one of the three storey dwellings.

Construction underway at 181 - 185 Esplanade West
June 2017

Application 460/2017 was lodged for the construction of two three storey dwellings.

February 2016

Updated, restored and with a children's playground alongside.

February 2016
12 March 2015

After 100 years in the same family, this property prepares to change hands.




30 March 2015
Sold 30 03 2015
I had always been curious about the driveway associated with this house. It was so exceptionally unusual to have a driveway and a garage in this part of Port Melbourne. 



It turns out a house once occupied that site. 

In 1970, the Housing Commission inspected a double fronted single storey timber framed house and made a declaration under Section 56 of the Housing Act that the house was 'unfit for human habitation' and directed that the house be demolished. It sounds as if the house had fallen into disrepair when the owner, Robert Henry Webb died.

The house was sold in 1971 to a Roger Craig who failed to demolish the house as directed. The Housing Commission then let a tender for the demolition of the house which was carried out in 1971. 

Source: PROV VPRS 1824/P/0000-000166